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HBADCJUARTKRB lfiTH ARMOHHD DIVI8ICB
APO MSr 8. Avag
0 84 April 1948
BtLTTABT 00VKHNK8RT BKOTIOW
JUT^Y JM1BRAL AND REPORT
Ool Miller returned to NOKRBLBKBOr and found BM n« carrying out
the Instructions given Mm. Approximately four truokloada of nw
oero oollootod, much of It being now German Amy rifles* fhaao were
turned over to Ordnance, who were on hand to remove then, Freed
German soldier from jail, who had teen put Into prison by the dor-
man ATty, 'booauoe a letter he had written hi a wife had Been Inter-
cepted by a Gorman Army censor. The soldier had atated In the letter,
that the German Arajy *0° beaten and that he hoped that the war would
end as there waa no use an oontlmlng.
The organisation of the BP'a In HOKRBLIKGRN waa Improved and their
welfare furthered. Col. Senior returned to Dllllngen with IS German
PWe and delivered same to Div PM.
Capt Stephens, MOO OC~A, reranlned in Ober and TJnter Plnnlngen to
purerviee tire EX POWs in the camp there. The MG Det of Capt Xlorfeln
wrs detailed to arrange for the evacuation of the 1100 Indian* to
Dllllngen and a platoon of the 15th Inf waa Bent to the emsp to
aet as guards until the evacuation could take place.
In DILT.IRGfW looting of the warehouses was resumed by. German civilians
and UP *8 and guards were nosted to prevent any further looting.
The large number of Rubclan DP'a constituted a source of trouble and
the HO Det of Maj Loterello was detailed to collect the wandering
DP’s end piece them under guard for the night. She town wan patrolled
by a platoon of the 15tli Infantry Regt.
UG was established in LAUINGEN by Capt Harvey, 1500 CO-R. 1700 DP’s
were found in this town, who were put In a nearby factory and guard*
placed over this temporary cans?. SomeOerman Army food was found and
turned over to the DP* a. The 2M was Ip. a true ted to appoint a six men
committee* to see that food was available and transported to the ea^>«
Horses wagons were used for this purpose.
Div Fed CP moved from BOPFIBOxn to DILLUKHSH closing 0800, This Beetles
booause of Ool Belller’a work in TOXRDLIHCKN arrived In DILLDtOKN
The 1700 *x POWs and 558 DP's in Lauingen were housed in the large
factory buildings of the "Lanfliuaschlnenfabrlk Koedel and Boehm ,
Major Lelalid of Shaef promised to place an American guard over
the enzap. The lenders of all groups were addressed and their
cooperation In controlling the csnr> Inmates was attained.
The DM of Lauingen delivered 228 Kg of Bread to the eanp and
put at the disposition of the ©asp 3500 Kg of potatoes, 7600
kg of wheat, 4000 Kg of rye, 120 cases of raisins, 600 packages
v4 ■ /mi a ♦ epd AtrAi*ir .riivnit 60 tfftlXoriB of ml Ik,
JIG was established in BUROAO by Lt Daughters, who retained, the
present DM until further orders. The BM was Instructed to have
Yisterpi"-en repaired as soon as possible.
Ool Belllor .undo an Inspection of the Town of Dllllngvi and
mirroundlng territory and found that HO matters were well in
EDWARD 7 BBILLER
Lt Col, Infantry
Chief Mil Gov Officer
HSADQOARTKRff 12TH ARKOBTO DT7I8Z0V
APO 568, U. B. Army
. | .
87 April 1645
Hhitart aomraowr artrnew
DAILY JOUKHAL AMD RKPORT
Sgt Feld of the section accompanied Mai 8uiwaera, Hq Ooadt, t*:
J5IEMETHA0BSH to assist in billeting and handle MB matters.
The section moving with Div Fwd OP claed at 2IF3C8THAU8XT at ;
G-B of XXI Corps was Informed of warehouse in BURfMU oontalnld
airplane motors of a nearby Airplane plant.
Capt Harvey, MOO CO-H, aet up MG in Mlttelhaoieen. A camp cen-
tring- 1800 Americans and 1000 Dutch soldiers was uncovered.
IS) Officer arrived from Oorps to take charge of evacuation ope
rations. They had food for 24 hours »»< their quarters were
crowded and filthy.
EDWARD 7 8Xm.BR
Lt Ool, Infantry
Chief Mil Gov Officer
HEADQUARTERS 12TH ARMORED DiyiSZCV
APO 268, U.8.ArBy
— . 26 April 1948
MILITARY GOYERNMEHT SECTION
DAILY JOURNAL AMD REPORT
The 1100 Infll an Xx POT’S uncovered In the camp at Ober and Hater
Plnnlngen were evacuated to barracks In Dllllngen. All but 40
were mached down and the remainder transported to Dllllngen In
two Mtibulances which were obtained through the Div Surgeon froai
XXI Oorps. An effort was mode to round up any of the prisoners who
had wandered away. At 1500 the Ex POWs were turned over to tlie
team of Major Letterello, which was in charge of receiving yw—™
at their new hone, the Dllllngen barracks.
The Hue clan and other DP's collected the previous night In a am«n
barracks, were segregated and most of them ;;laoed in the ebim
barracks an the Indians, but In different buildings.
An inspection made of food stock In the Cavalry Kaaerae revealed
a fair stock of canned neats, macaroni, rloo, flour and concen-
trated foods. Letcr the Indians tried to break Into this ware-
house, but the situation was brpught under control. 70 French and
Russians volunteered for guard details end were placed at the
warehouses to -revent any further looting. The Indians were
organized into comprnles under direction of HCO'e and Trid-tan
guards posted outside the barracks to prevent the Indians from
leaving the barracks.
MO instituted In Aiellngen by Lt Daughters, MGO 00-B. He also-
ap-'Olnted a new BM and chief of police In HOEOHSTAKDT.
The 2062 DP's In Lauingen were organized and their situation Im-
proved. The BM has arranged for the feeding of the HP's anri the
French DP team of the Division has instructed the DP's about
the necessity to p.tay ut for the r,resent until evacuation is
The 2nd platoon of C Battery of the 910th AAA under the comnond
of Lt DKPASS reported to Qol 8clller for security duty. The platoon
consisted of 64 men and had 8 2yton trucks. Arrangements were
made with CO Hq Co 12th AD to get rations for the platoon through
12th AD channels.
KBWRD F SKULKS
Lt Ool, Infantry
Chief Mil Gov Officer
HXADqUARTKRB.1BTH ARMORED DI7IBI0V
APO 268, U. 8. Army
86 April 1946
MILITARY OOTRRHMBMT SECTION
DAILY JOURNAL Aim REPORT
Ool Seillor had oonfbrenco with the Landrat, Dr Blokal, chief j
aAtttnl strstlvw officer of KtcIb Dllllngen. Dr. Bickel was told
to remain in his present capacity and was informed of the coming'
of the Mil Gov Det which will supervise Ms Immediate area.
UG waa established in DUKRRLAUTCSN and SICHHTHOPKH by Capt
Harvey, MOO CO-R. The BMs of these towns were instructed to feed
end shelter DP's until their evacuation. Ospt. Stephens, MOO Gf-A.
Instituted MG In JETTUMKH, where no unusual problems were «a-
Capt Stephens, M90 00—A, reported on Inspection of Annex Mo. 4
Daoltmi Concentration Camp, loeated at "Kolonle HTJSLACH". It
was a civilian prison for oivllian laborers - estimated 0O£
Jewish - remainder from all other peoples of Europe. A Lithuan
revealed that last month 6000 inmates died f4om starvation
that the a sap was a transient death house camp; a plaee where
vlllan prisoners were brought from other oamps to be gradoall
starved to death. A crematory wee mentioned, but was not found
at the time of this report. About 200 charred bodies were dlse
ne y still burning. 20 men still alive were evacuated at once
Rome nearby farm house':. Typhus signs were posted in deathtwy
Death trap was constantly under guard of SB end Gestapo treops
Hams of the Gasp Oomdt was Hauptmann Tamp el, SCO was 8gt
Inraediate presence of a member of the Allied War Crimes coasts
sion was requested.
DP's organized In EIEMSTHAUBKN, 3CH0ENBACH, SCHTOLENBACH, MDTJ
B3FEH and BRXITKHBROMN. Usual instructions given to BMs regard
food and shelter for DP's.
EDBARD F sxtu.ww
Lt Ool, Infantry
Chief Mil o*v Officer
HRADQUART35?6 12TH ARMORED DIVIBIOJf
APO 262, D. 8. Amy
• Bchwebaierchen, Germany
28 April 1946
MILITARY GOVERNMENT SECTION
DAILY JOURNAL AND REPORT
Bgt Feld of the section aoooa^anled the Hq Coindt, Maj Sumners,
to SCEWABKUBKCK53T to ar sist In billotlng the Div OP. 8eotlon
left ZIFKKTHaUSEN with Div Fwd CP and closed at 80HKABiaJKNCI3*
Annex TTo.l of tlie concentration caiap Dachau waa uncovered, con-
taining 500 inmates who were badly in need of medloal supplies
Rid food. Aloo unoov-rod a state correction -risen viltli 1575
prisoners, of Y/ho:;. approximately half were of nationality other
than Gerirum. Aluort nil of them had been tried and convicted by
Gorman Court3. G-5 of XXI Oornn wae notiflod of the situation
end the need for a special 1IG Inspection mod guards for the
In the town o.f Y.A rchhein ffphrr.ischt rations for souua 3000 wau
for a ocriod of | flay3 wore disooverad in a flounalll. The owners
wore directed not to distribute any of thin material vitliout
’oermlnsion of the American authorities. G-f. XXI Corpus was notified
end yuordz were requested for the ntoros.
Col. Senior mode cn' irtsnection of the town of GCHWABMUEUCISN,
which, raftor nome pre^ioun looting b.ad boon r.tonpod, v.'ss well
under control. It wes n<-cessary to - roviflo shaltor, food and con-
trol of oporony>tely 50G0 DP's, many of thorn liberated from
Dnohnu Concentration Ceng) Bo. 4 and in c pitiful condition.
Det I1F2, coDnandod by Ocrt Klorfine, war left in 8CH"JA3MJillCHEB
a'd wes given, the territory surrounding t'.e town for tho handling
of MG mattere,
Capt Harvey, MG? CO-R, established MG in DTU-IGHAUSKR.
EDWARD F SEILIJ5R
T.t Col, Infantry
Chief Mil Gov Officer
P1QTUA& G.oHTK.IBUTEC> BY
JOrfA/ A/OLAN& Q&n
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